I always love trying a new Walt Disney World snack, and there are plenty of fun and unique things to try. Here are some of the Walt Disney World snacks we tried on our latest trip.
Cheshire Cat Tail – From the Cheshire Café, which formerly brought us the frosting-laden cake cups, guests can now get this recently-added pastry. The Cheshire Cat Tail is a large, flaky croissant-like pastry filled with chocolate and topped with a drizzle of pink and purple icing. I was surprised at how much I liked this considering I’m normally not a fan of many of the pastry options you can find at Walt Disney World. The texture was flaky on the outside and soft on the inside, the chocolate was the right amount of sweetness, and the icing on top wasn’t overdone. It’s large enough that it’s definitely shareable, too.
Night Blossom – This is a new, photogenic frozen drink that’s offered at the Pongu Pongu snack stand in Pandora: The World of Avatar. The drink is limeade with apple and desert pear flavoring, and topped with passion fruit boba balls. The result is both sweet and tart. I found it refreshing, though it could be too sweet for some. It reminded me like a tarter version of LeFou’s Brew that you can find at Gaston’s Tavern in the Magic Kingdom.
Pongu Lumpia – Another item from Pongu Pongu, the Pongu Lumpia is a spring roll-like snack with a sweet pineapple and cream cheese filling. The combination sounded odd to me, and upon trying it I thought it tasted odd too. The components are exactly as described – a spring roll-style shell filled with cream cheese and pineapple, and then fried – but I didn’t enjoy the texture. The filling was all very soft, and the wrapper wasn’t quite crisp enough to provide contrast. It was all right but I’m not sure I would try it again.
Frozen Chai – I’ll confess that this is actually something I’ve had before, but it’s one of my favorite things at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that doesn’t get mentioned very often. This refreshing and mildly sweet frozen drink can be found at the Anandapur Tea Company stand across from the Yak and Yeti quick-service restaurant, and it’s exactly what it says – frozen chai.
Citrus Swirl Float – The Citrus Swirl, although somewhat lesser-known than its popular Dole Whip cousin, is still a delicious frozen treat – and now, like the Dole Whip, the Citrus Swirl has its own float! Guests visiting Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom can now try a Citrus Swirl Float, which combines the vanilla and orange slush soft-serve with orange soda. The orange slush part of the Citrus Swirl is fairly tart (it’s basically frozen orange juice), so combining it with the sweeter orange soda balances out the tartness.
If you’re ready to try a new Walt Disney World snack, we enjoyed many of these new items, and there are plenty of other great options as well – keep an eye out for unique items on menus throughout the theme parks.
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